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You got a botnet ... (or how I got scared of the FBI)


I like botnets. No, do not (this is bad), but study! Making a botnet is actually not that difficult (it's hard to do, and DO NOT get behind #). A much more interesting task is to gain control over another botnet and render it harmless. Working in this direction, I discovered a server as part of a botnet, the name of which I do not yet know. This server had high characteristics and belonged to a not very large foreign web-hosting. Altruism playing in one place forced me to report the...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-11-26

Running is an ideal sport for a remoter. Part 2: physics and materiel


The first part of the article, telling about my path to running and designed to motivate other remote IT people to at least try this sport, found a lively response from the community. In the comments to it, an active discussion unfolded, in which, among other things, a lot of urgent issues were raised and many sensible comments were written. I will try to aggregate the feedback received in the second part of the article. I want to warn you right away that there will already be more technical...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-11-26

[Translation] Survey on frontend tools 2019 - results


TL; DR. In most categories, clear leaders now stand out - several years ago this was not. This helps the accumulation of knowledge. Therefore, the skills of owning tools on average become deeper among developers at all levels. This year, 3005 developers answered 27 questions covering a wide range of front-end development tools and methodologies. As always, many thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out the questionnaire. For my part, I apologize for the delay in publishing the...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-11-16

What is wrong with the Microsoft experiment about a 4-day week or don’t lose our head at the sight of 40% efficiency


The last 10 days around the world regularly write about the experiment on the transition to a 4-day work week and the effects of 40% of such a decision. Habr is no exception, and a similar post scored 93 pluses and 71.4 thousand views and 338 comments. Those. the result is more than decent. I was hooked by these numbers and I thought for a long time about what was wrong with them. Having enlisted the help of Ilya Pestov and his channel Groks, I finally formulated why the initial post was...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-11-12

How you do not have to agree to the processing of personal data


And what kind of consent is not worth signing. Good day, Habr! This article was born completely spontaneously from such a story. Since I am also a co-founder of the organization in which I work, from time to time I have to sign various documents from the banks with which we work then we take a loan, then we need to provide an application for bidding and so on. The ordinary life of an ordinary LLC. And so, yesterday they brought me another document for signature - consent to the processing of...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-11-01

Diskette camera: 8 interesting facts about Sony Mavica MVC-FD85 (many pictures)


I used to always be amused that in old fiction, people of the distant future continue to use old media. Spaceships plow the expanses of distant galaxies, but on Earth and in space they still use floppy disks or magnetic tapes. Now imagine how crazy I got in my hands when I got a 1.3-megapixel 2000 camera that uses regular 3.5-inch floppy disks for data storage. Reality turned out to be better than any fantasy...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-10-17